Nutritional Management

Clare Thornton Wood

Wednesday 1 March 2023 20:00–21:00 GMT


Nutritional Management

Clare Thornton Wood

Wednesday 1 March 2023 20:00–21:00 GMT





Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) was introduced as a new mental health and behaviour disorder diagnosis in 2013. ARFID has a direct effect on nutritional intake, which without expert dietetic intervention can lead to nutritional deficiencies, with implications for health in the short and long term. This webinar will provide an update on the diagnostic criteria for ARFID and the role of nutrition professionals in the management of the disorder.

ARFID is characterised by a pattern of eating that avoids certain foods or food groups entirely and/or eating small amounts due to lack of interest in food, high sensitivity to sensory aspects of food (such as texture, colour, or taste), and/or fear of aversive consequences.

ARFID differs from other eating disorders as restriction of food intake is not for the specific purpose of losing weight or managing feelings about shape and size.

In this webinar, Clinical Dietetic Lead of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Clare Thornton Wood, will share how ARFID is diagnosed, the nutritional risks and why dietitians are so important in the management.

This webinar covers:

  • Diagnostic criteria for ARFID
  • Nutritional risks of ARFID
  • Role of dietetics in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Interventions a dietitian can undertake

We’ll also be joined by expert chair, Dr Rosan Meyer, who will guide and contribute to discussions during our live Q&A.


Watch this webinar to:

Gain understanding of
  • Diagnostic criteria for ARFID
  • Role of the dietitian in treating and diagnosing ARFID
  • Why dietetic intervention is important
Be aware of
  • Nutritional risks of ARFID
  • The role of the dietitian in the MDT
  • The diagnostic criteria for ARFID
Be able to
  • Explain the main nutritional risks in ARFID
  • Have knowledge of interventions a dietitian can undertake
  • Explain the diagnostic criteria used for ARFID

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Expert speaker

Clare Thornton Wood
Clinical Dietetic Lead, Feeding and Eating Disorders Team, Great Ormond Street Hospital


Clare is a paediatric dietitian, currently Clinical Dietetic Lead in a Feeding and Eating Disorders Team, which treats children with ARFID. Member of the BDA ARFID special interest group that produced the BDA position statement on ARFID. Prior to her current role Clare has worked in metabolics, diabetes and allergy. BDA media spokesperson of the year in 2019.

Melissa Mogor


Dr Rosan Meyer
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian, Honorary Reader Imperial College London, Visiting Professor Winchester University and University of KU Leuven, Belgium


Dr Rosan Meyer is a specialist paediatric dietitian who is Reader at Imperial College London and visiting professor at both KU Leuven and University of Winchester. She leads the Food Hypersensitivity Module at Imperial College and has a busy paediatric dietetic practice with a specialist interest in the spectrum of aversive feeding. She is a trustee of ARFID Awareness.

Cordelia Woodward


Cordelia Woodward

Registered Dietitian, MyNutriWeb




This webinar has been approved for CPD by the AfN

This supports knowledge and awareness of the interface between disordered eating and an eating disorder, so will support those providing support and awareness of when and who to refer on to if required.

Association for Nutrition CPD Assessor

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This webinar is being run in association with ARFID Awareness UK and BDA ARFID Special Interest Group (ARFID SIG)​

About ARFID Awareness UK

ARFID Awareness UK aim to remove the ambiguity and frustration when obtaining a diagnosis and treatment for ARFID. They are also committed to supporting medical professionals by equipping them with the information they need to ensure their patients receive the diagnosis and care they deserve.


BDA Mental Health Specialist Group

About BDA ARFID Special Interest Group (ARFID SIG)​

The ARFID SIG is part of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) CAMHS sub-group of the BDA Mental Health Specialist Group.

They are a group of dietitians working in adults and paediatrics with an interest in the dietetic treatment of ARFID. They have recently published a BDA Position Statement which can be found on the BDA website. The group holds several virtual meetings a year with guest speakers, case studies and general discussion. They have also run some training days and have plans for more in the future.

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